Thought for the day…”Reach for the stars, even if you have to stand on a cactus”
It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go.”
The joys of travelling….exciting new places and destinations. But it is not always fun. One of my pet hates (one of many) is that hotels often do not have a list of TV channels. Given that some hotels can have upwards of 100 channels, why can they not put a list in the room to save endless channel surfing trying to find the 5 or 6 interesting channels?? A simple card or print out listing the channels would be so good. And linked to this pet hate are hotel TVs that as soon as start them are at maximum volume, hardly ideal for a hotel when guests are trying to sleep.
Next pet hate……Many hotels are no longer giving the small bottles of shampoo and conditioner or individual soap, preferring to have dispensers on the walls instead. All very well IF the hotel refills them but so often just when you are in the shower you discover that the dispensers are empty.
And staying with hotels and pet hates…..the annoying habit that more and more hotels are only putting in one rubbish bin/trash can in the whole room and bathroom. Saves them a little money, but is hardly good for the guest experience.
Another hate….modern hotels whose managers have decided that THEY know the temperature that guests want the rooms to be at, and have removed individual temperature controls in the rooms….I am seeing this more and more and it is also not good for the guest experience.
Topping the list of pet hates for hotels…..any hotel that has slow internet or has a poor internet signal in the room deserves to go out of business….no excuse for this in the 21st century. Excuses such as “it is the number of guests in the hotel” or “it is the rainy weather” just get me irritated. It is not rocket science to get fast, reliable internet in a hotel, but it seems to be a major problem for some hotels.
The list goes on….to be continued………
Today’s photo is of the lakefront in Pembroke, South Island, New Zealand, on a perfect Summer’s evening. One man and his dog admire the view….
and another photo from the archives…..driving hazards on the roads of Scandinavia….these are a much bigger problem at night when they tend to freeze in the car headlights. A male elk can be over 300 kg, so can cause a lot of damage to a car.
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RESPECT, CONSIDERATION & FAIRNESS
Thought for the day….” Money cannot buy happiness, but it sure makes misery easier to live with”.
” Love is like a war, easy to start, hard to end”.
Stupid companies. There are a lot around, run by stupid people. I am hoping that they go out of business fast, but sadly they are still around, bugging me. Air France is one example. Try finding an email address on their website. Of course, they freely give out numbers to ring on an expensive telephone line, but very conviently hide their email addresses. They are quick enough to take your money, but when you want to get a refund, then the walls go up and they just do not want to know. A good company will not cover up its email address, as email is the normal way of communication in the 21st century, except for Air France of course. Until I get my refund from them, then Air France/KLM/Transavia will not see anymore of my money.
Simple and powerful for the photo today, and a photo of a well-know petrol station sign in perfect weather and with perfect light. Simple, but it works. Did you know that the colour red can make you feel hungry, whilst the colour green has the opposite effect? The colour blue is said to convey trust and reliability. Blue is also the favourite colour of most people Chromatophobia is the fear of colours, whereas leukophobia is fear of the colour white.
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